The impact and threat of Covid-19 brought elective surgery in Ethiopia to a halt at the beginning of March. This meant we were unable to mobilize patients in need of surgery and treatment for a cleft lip or palate.
We have now adapted our programme and implemented new measures to ensure the safety of patients, their guardians, our Programme Officers and those working in our partner hospitals.
Our new measures include:
As the number of patients we are safely able to mobilize for surgery has significantly reduced, we are continuing all aspects of our Covid Response Programme to keep patients safe and healthy whilst they wait for surgery.
Read the most recent updates of how our speech therapy programme has evolved during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Read about the return of our cleft programme in the Amhara Region our mass media awareness raising campaign and more
Read about our pilot cleft programme under our new Covid safety measures
Supporting rural communities in Ethiopia during the pandemic